posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 07:43 AM
ok , having followed the highs and lows of this thread from the beginning - and had a chance to ` catch up ` the very latest "offerings "
here goes with MY OPINION :
Mr Angel is now little more than the "charismatic " front man for a team of engineers , FX artists and CGI / editing gurus - despite the increases
in budget and production "values " the "stunts " are becoming increasingly predictable and unispiring once you look past the smoke and mirrors
Mr Angel is now famous for being ` criss angel : mind freak `and he seems content to rest on that laurel , with less and less talent and origionality
going into each " stunt " ,
i see a parralel with ` the emporers new clothes` - his latest offerings are not being lauded because they are good - but because its mr angels
laterst offering - and few actually point out that it is tripe .
he no longer does the simple , but amazing tricks that took real personal talent and ability almost everything is now dependant on increasingly
complex props and post production editing
as a couter point _ take david blaine - hhis latest stunt , was to put it mildly rather boring - he hung upside down suspened from a crane for rather
a long time , it was reported on UK television news - and the studio presenter asked " whats happening " to whiuch the hilarious reply was " not
much , he is hanging there , he swings about a bit , but thats it "
yes it was quite boring , but it was REAL - mr Angel seems to have traded honesty and integrity for fame and glamour , and it shows - his "stunts "
no longer showcase his talents , but rather those of his hired help . and could now be done by a trained monkey - and would proibally be more
entertaining if they were